Archie Comics Digest #88 [Canadian]
(February 1988)

Archie, 1973 Series
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Price
1.50 CAD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly in Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., and Dec.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
027100069942 88
Editing
Victor Gorelick
Color
Color
Dimensions
Digest size
Paper Stock
Cardstock cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Archie Comics Digest (Archie, 1973 series) #88.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Me, Santa Claus?! Gosh! Whatever gave you the idea that I'd make a good Santa?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason; Mr. Weatherbee
Keywords
Christmas; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie Giant Series Magazine #31

The Christmas Present (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman; Nanci Dakesian; Ginny Sykora
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Svenson; Jughead Jones; Chuck Clayton; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Weatherbee; Nancy Woods
Synopsis
Svenson is grumpy about the cleaning up he'll do because of the school Christmas party.
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Munch Crunch (Table of Contents: 2)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Coach Kleats; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Coach Kleats gets Jughead to try a new snack.

Horse Remorse (Table of Contents: 3)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead go horseback riding.

Heat Treat (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
It's cold outside, the school furnace is not working, and Archie and Jughead are late to school.

Ball Brawl (Table of Contents: 5)

Mr. Lodge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Smithers; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Smithers brings Mr. Lodge a platter of snowballs to use on Archie.
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The Scary Season (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Betty's gloom around the holidays is spreading to her friends.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; sad

Santa Antics (Table of Contents: 7)

Li'l Jinx's Pals Charley Hawse and Gigi / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
Alisa Merrill
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Charley Hawse; Gigi
Synopsis
Charley masquerades as Santa to con Gigi into going to the dance with him.
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Borrow Sorrow (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead borrows money from Archie for lunch.
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Short Retort (Table of Contents: 9)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Ethel Muggs; Jughead Jones (on phone)
Synopsis
Ethel asks Jughead if he missed her.
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Dance Chance (Table of Contents: 10)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Archie asks Betty to go to the winter dance.
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Tokens of Love (Table of Contents: 11)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Jughead and Veronica argue over the meaning of Christmas.
Reprints

Yule Yowl (Table of Contents: 12)

Sabrina's Cat, Salem / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Stan Goldberg
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Salem; Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Aunt Zelda
Synopsis
Bored with the Christmas celebration at the house, Salem decides to wander the neighborhood and ends up doing good deeds for the neighborhood animals in spite of his mood.
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Note-Worthy (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie buys Veronica a stationary set and writes romantic things on several pages throughout the pack.
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Pop's Pin Up (Table of Contents: 14)

Pop Tate / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Pop Tate; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Pop Tate throws out Jughead for trying to scam free burgers.
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Hit Bit (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Archie gets detention for throwing snowballs.
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Jump Chump (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie go ski jumping.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

ski jump

Surprise Size (Table of Contents: 17)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie is bragging about the size of the fish he caught until he sees Archie's.
Reprints
Keywords
fishing

Burnt Offering (Table of Contents: 18)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica has invited Jughead, Betty and Archie over for Christmas dinner but Jughead doesn't want to go.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas dinner

Christmas List (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
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Colors
Alisa Merrill
Letters
Bill Yoshida [as Bill Y]

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead go to the woods to cut and bring back a yule log.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; fireplace; log; wood

Letter Perfect (Table of Contents: 20)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty decides to make monogram sweaters as Christmas gifts for her friends.
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The Time and the Place (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Pop Tate
Synopsis
After Veronica stands Archie up, forcing him to wait in a driving snow storm, he gets payback in his own way.
Reprints

Plain Red Wrapper (Table of Contents: 22)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Saburo (credited)

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Fred Andrews; Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Officer Clancy; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Officer Clancy wears Archie's Santa suit to Veronica's party.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

On the Ball! (Table of Contents: 23)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Hap Halliday
Synopsis
Hap is rushing his seasons.
Reprints

Quail Trail (Table of Contents: 24)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie is afraid to attempt a ski jump.
Reprints
Keywords
ski jump

Shopworn (Table of Contents: 25)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Hiram Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Jughead complains about the challenges of going Christmas shopping.
Reprints

Hilda's Holiday (Table of Contents: 26)

Sabrina / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
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Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Sabrina; Aunt Hilda; Della the head witch
Synopsis
After hearing the story of Santa Claus, Hilda decides to track down this errant warlock and teach him a lesson.
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Stamp Scamp (Table of Contents: 27)

Big Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Moose doesn't understand when Archie tells him that "stamping his feet" will help warm them up.
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Ploy Decoy (Table of Contents: 28)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Forsythe Jones; Gladys Jones
Synopsis
Jughead's dad tricks him in to shoveling the walk.

Fee Plea (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
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Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie begs Mr. Lodge to pay him to shovel his driveway.
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Spry Reply (Table of Contents: 30)

Jughead / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee asks Jughead if he knows what time it is.
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Trick Shtick (Table of Contents: 31)

Hot Dog / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Jughead tries to teach Hot Dog to fetch his slippers.
Reprints

Lip Service (Table of Contents: 32)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Stan Goldberg
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Smithers; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica uses mistletoe to kiss Archie at different places in her house.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; kiss; mistletoe; umbrella

Snow Row (Table of Contents: 33)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie and Reggie throw snowballs at Moose, but he doesn't feel it.
Reprints

Pin Up (Table of Contents: 34)

Miss Grundy / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Grundy; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Miss Grundy falls on the slopes.

Cold Christmas (Table of Contents: 35)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
C.D. Marley; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica try to convince C.D. Marley, a Scrooge, of the good things about Christmas.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas carols

A Christmas Ditty (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Mr. Andrews
Synopsis
Archie doesn't have enough money to buy Christmas gifts for Veronica.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Entire story is a running narrative, in rhyme, by Archie.

Jughead's Dipsy Doodles (Table of Contents: 37)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead paints a roast, but Hot Dog finishes it off.

Bright Sight (Table of Contents: 38)

Reggie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Reggie has a new use for Christmas lights.
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Footsteps (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie enjoys his loud boots he got as a present from Veronica. Mr. Lodge drops a vase when Archie sneaks up on him.
Reprints
Keywords
broken; cowboy boots; gift; vase
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Me, Santa Claus?! Gosh! Whatever gave you the idea that I'd make a good Santa?"]
    Archie
  2. 1. The Christmas Present
    Archie
  3. 2. Munch Crunch
    Jughead
  4. 3. Horse Remorse
    Jughead
  5. 4. Heat Treat
    Archie
  6. 5. Ball Brawl
    Mr. Lodge
  7. 6. The Scary Season
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. Santa Antics
    Li'l Jinx's Pals Charley Hawse and Gigi
  9. 8. Borrow Sorrow
    Archie
  10. 9. Short Retort
    Jughead
  11. 10. Dance Chance
    Betty
  12. 11. Tokens of Love
    Jughead
  13. 12. Yule Yowl
    Sabrina's Cat, Salem
  14. 13. Note-Worthy
    Archie
  15. 14. Pop's Pin Up
    Pop Tate
  16. 15. Hit Bit
    Archie
  17. 16. Jump Chump
    Archie
  18. 17. Surprise Size
    Reggie
  19. 18. Burnt Offering
    Jughead
  20. 19. Christmas List
    Archie
  21. 20. Letter Perfect
    Betty and Veronica
  22. 21. The Time and the Place
    Archie
  23. 22. Plain Red Wrapper
    Archie
  24. 23. On the Ball!
    Li'l Jinx
  25. 24. Quail Trail
    Archie
  26. 25. Shopworn
    Jughead
  27. 26. Hilda's Holiday
    Sabrina
  28. 27. Stamp Scamp
    Big Moose
  29. 28. Ploy Decoy
    Jughead
  30. 29. Fee Plea
    Archie
  31. 30. Spry Reply
    Jughead
  32. 31. Trick Shtick
    Hot Dog
  33. 32. Lip Service
    Betty and Veronica
  34. 33. Snow Row
    Reggie
  35. 34. Pin Up
    Miss Grundy
  36. 35. Cold Christmas
    Betty and Veronica
  37. 36. A Christmas Ditty
    Archie
  38. 37. Jughead's Dipsy Doodles
    Jughead
  39. 38. Bright Sight
    Reggie
  40. 39. Footsteps
    Archie
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